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  • Titill er á ensku Dropout from transdiagnostic cognitive behavioural group therapy
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    Dropout from psychological therapy is a common problem in clinical settings. The participants in the current study are patients who were offered transdiagnostic group CBT in Icelandic primary health care centers. Of the 283 participants included in the study 42.8% completed treatment, 17.7% dropped out and 39.6% completed the intake interview but failed to show up for the treatment sessions (“no show”). The three groups were compared in terms of symptom severity, number of diagnoses and background variables. None of the groups differed significantly in outcome on four different self-assessment scales assessing symptoms of anxiety and depression, indicating that the severity of these symptoms does not explain why the patients did not show up for therapy or dropped out of treatment. The results also suggest that the dropouts did not experience a decrease in symptoms when the score from the intake interview was compared to the score from the last attended session. Thus, dropouts do not seem to terminate treatment due to a marked decrease in symptoms. Dropouts were more likely to smoke, and “no shows” were more likely to be younger than 40 years old and have fewer than two children.
    Key words: transdiagnostic, CBT, group therapy, dropout, depression, anxiety

  • 24.8.2017

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